13th and K Street, NW
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Bowser celebrated the start of a renovation that will transform the historic Franklin School into Planet Word – a museum dedicated to the power and fun of words and language. The Mayor was joined by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and Planet Word Founder and CEO Ann Friedman. (more…)
811 Florida Ave, NW
So to be honest, I was surprised how viral the post about The Phillips Collection being free for those under this 30 summer was – so you like art? I like art too – so let’s talk art!! Where are your favorite spots to soak some in? I noticed this new Gallery was coming to Florida Ave – so I’d be interested to know, in addition to favorite museums, are there any galleries you like to check out from time to time too?
galeria love coming soon
looking east on Florida Ave
From a press release:
“Stretch your legs and your mind during the 35th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 2 and 3, 2018). Five diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Discover Anderson House, Dumbarton House, National Museum of American Jewish Military History, The Phillips Collection, and the President Woodrow Wilson House free of charge. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh
From The Phillips Collection (1600 21st Street, NW):
“The Phillips Collection is thrilled to offer free admission to everyone under the age of 30 from Memorial Day (5/28) to Labor Day Weekend (9/3), unlimited. This offer begins just in time for our upcoming special exhibition, Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, on view from June 2-September 9, 2018, as well as the opening of our historic house which has been under renovation for the past year.”
“Jazz In The Garden Schedule – 2018
May 18: Due to the excessive rain, Jazz in the Garden is cancelled tonight.
Friday Evenings May 18th through August 24th, 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Jazz in the Garden takes place in the Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the National Gallery of Art every Friday evening May 18 – August 24, 2018, 5:00pm – 8:30pm. Download Schedule/Menu
The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles–Traditional New Orleans jazz, blues, swing, Ska, Funk, Blues, Pan-Caribbean salsa, boogaloo, Go-go, and more. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Sculpture Garden but may be purchased at the café.”
From the National Gallery of Art:
“Art + Play
A Community Weekend at the National Gallery of Art
May 19 and 20 from 11:00 to 5:00
Kick off summer with a festive weekend at the Gallery!
• Dance to Heart Stück Bernie, Batalá Washington, and DJ 2-Tones Jones
• Create with local artist Rose Jaffe
• Strike a pose in a GIF photo booth
• Play classic board and parlor games with an artistic twist (more…)
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
13th and K Street, NW
At a regularly-scheduled February 28 meeting, architect Gretchen K Pfaehler of Beyer Blinder Belle told
a committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan Circle that the “groundbreaking” for the Planet Word Museum would be May 4. The word “groundbreaking” was used metaphorically, as Pfeahler had just finished briefing the committee about the efforts to keep the building as unchanged as possible while still allowing it to fulfill its future function as a museum of linguistics. (more…)
“Dolcezza Coffee and Gelato at Hirshhorn in the lobby of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Artist: Hiroshi Sugimoto; Architect: NMRL/Tomoyuki Sakakida. Photo: Farrah Skeiky.”
From a press release:
“WHAT: Now the first local business to be part of a Smithsonian institution, Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee is officially a permanent fixture in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The Hirshhorn‘s lobby has been re-designed by renowned artist, photographer, and designer Hiroshi Sugimoto– the first change to the historic building since 1974.
To celebrate its grand opening, Dolcezza will be offering visitors free small coffee on Friday, February 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Lobby rendering via Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Photo: Sugimoto Studio
The Hirshhorn reports:
“Just Announced: we’ll unveil our transformed lobby Friday, Feb. 23, reimagined by acclaimed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto!”
Preview the space during our special evening ours Feb. 13, 14 and 15, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., we’ll stay open late to celebrate the opening of "Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s" https://t.co/kweStA5lBl #BrandNew80s
— Hirshhorn (@hirshhorn) February 8, 2018
Thanks to Kellie for sending:
January 31 – October 15, 2018
Stop and take a look at the murals covering our city walls and you’ll notice plants are often featured. Plants in murals communicate the aesthetic, ecological, and historic importance of plants in the urban environment. This exhibit features large-scale art by local artists who specialize in public murals that beautify our cities. Their murals depict plants using bold colors and monumental scale. The exhibit fosters creative conversations about botanical art and new ways to communicate the important roles plants play in our lives.”